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Aglaia exstipulata (Griffith) Balakr. in J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 67: 57. 1970. Euphora exstipulatis Griffith, Not. Pl. Asiat. 4: 547. 1851. Aglaia polyantha Beddome, Icon. Pl. Ind. Orient. 44. 1868 - 1874. A. minutiflora Beddome, Icon. Pl. Ind. Orient. t. 193. 1868 - 1874; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 181. 1915. A. minutiflora Beddome var. travancorica Hiern in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 557. 1875. A. travancorica auct. non Hiern 1875: Bourd., Forest Fl. Travancore 85. 1908.

Tree, to 20 m tall, with reddish-pink fragrant wood; young parts with a dense indumentum of reddish-brown lacerated lepidote scales and stellate hairs. Leaves usually imparipinnate, ca 60 cm long; leaflets to 15, opposite or subopposite, narrowly elliptic or oblong-lanceolate, subcordate, rounded or cuneate at base, entire or irregularly toothed along margins, acuminate at apex, 7 - 15 x 2.5 - 5 cm long, glabrous above except on nerves when mature, densely covered with lepidote scales mixed with stellate hairs beneath; secondary nerves 10 - 14 on each side, conspicuous; rachis and petiolules densely stellate-lepidote. Panicles to 45 cm long. Flowers globose, minute, fragrant; pedicels slender. Calyx .subglobose, 5-toothed, stellate-tomentose outside. Petals 5, glabrous. Staminal tube nearly entire, at mouth, glabrous; anthers 5, exserted. Ovary lepidote-pubescent; style short; stigma conoid. Berries subglobose, to 2.5 cm long, densely stellate-lepidote.

Fl. & Fr. Oct. - May.

Distrib. India: Restricted to the W. Ghats of Kerala and Tamil Nadu (Travancore and Anamalai hills), 450 - 900 m, not uncommon.



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